A quick trip to the local petrol station to buy cat food led to one lucky couple scooping a one million lottery scratchcard prize…

The Hancocks had forgotten to buy cat food for their cat Shortcake, and so made a quick trip to the petrol station for emergency supplies. While there, Mr Hancock bought his winning scratchcard!

Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked Shortcake for the win. So far, all they have bought with their winnings is a cell phone for their 12-year-old son. They also plan to pay off their mortgage.

Mr Hancock said: “If it wasn’t for Shortcake, we wouldn’t be millionaires.”

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